FedEx workers will receive a nine per cent pay rise after the company reached an in-principle deal on a new enterprise bargaining agreement with the Transport Workers’ Union (TWU).
The agreement is still pending final approvals from the union members and the Fair Work Commission, but FedEx Express Australasia vice president Peter Langley says it is excellent news for Australian businesses ahead of peak holiday season.
“We can now focus on working together to keep supply chains moving and meet the community’s needs, especially during such a critical and busy period,” he says
“We are also very pleased that we are now one step closer to passing on wage and superannuation increases to employees. We will work with TWU jointly on necessary next steps to make this possible at the earliest opportunity.”
TWU New South Wales/Queensland secretary Richard Olsen welcomed the in-principle agreement and praised FedEx workers for working together to secure a fair deal.
“Through their three brave national actions FedEx workers won a fair in-principle agreement which locks in their job security and provides sustainable wage increases which keep up with the cost of living,” he says.
“Throughout this process workers were determined to win a fair deal for themselves and their families.”
Toll and Australia Post’s parcel subsidiary StarTrack have also recently reached new EBAs with their workers, bringing an end to strike action.
Toll drivers will get an initial pay rise of 2.75 per cent and a second wage increase in line with the inflation rate up to 4 per cent, before mid-2023.
StarTrack workers won a three per cent pay rise every year for three years.